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Walk through rain-shower fountain

Stroll around in an interactive fountain and come out dry.
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You'd have a overhead series of sprayers that should look like a nice sculpture in itself, that would rain down evenly on a well drained flat concrete base, the whole thing maybe 40 x 40 ft square. When you approached this little slice o' rainstorm, optical sensors embedded in concrete would sense you're there and close the array of sprayers in front of you opening up an area of no rain. As you walked in, the sensors arrayed throughout the fountain would continue turning off sprayers above your area so no matter were you walked, that area wouldn't have any rain coming down as if someone were holding an invisible umbrella over you. As you left any particular spot, the rain would come back on. It would be like strolling around under a waterfall without getting wet. Seems to me it would be a neat experience.
doctorremulac3, May 16 2005

‘Rain Room’ Interactive Indoor Downpour Installation http://random-inter....com/work/rainroom/
Now baked. [tatterdemalion, Jul 15 2014]

There's one in LA now. http://laist.com/20...in_room.php#photo-1
Had some friends who visited it. [doctorremulac3, Jul 04 2016]

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       This would be impressive. Makes me want to go take my umbrella and go down to the car wash.
hidden truths, May 16 2005
  

       I like this idea. It would also be neat if it had different modes, where you could set it for either dry, mist, spray, or shower.
Soterios, May 16 2005
  

       You have to be careful of any sculptures or plantings selected since many will throw and drip water in random directions regardless of sprinklers being on or off.
popbottle, Jul 14 2014
  

       I remember this, I think it could be easier to just have an array of sprays coming up like regular fountains with sensors to turn them off as you get close.   

       Same effect without the overhead nozzles.
doctorremulac3, Jul 14 2014
  

       if you put valve, battery, sensor, computer chip, in the spray nozzle, it would be possible to transform for night or a week any garden or irrigated setting that has that same 1/2 inch thread in its spray heads.   

       before the wedding you have a crew race round switching the spray heads. The special heads then talk to each other like a flock of birds in flight to decide when to on and off.   

       You'd have people bringing their friends to the garden the next day saying "Now watch this!" and get themselves absolutely sopping wet .   

       (because the heads were switched back to normal ones after the wedding was over.)   

       $52.95 per head at any Wall-Mart spring 2016
popbottle, Jul 14 2014
  

       Well I'll be darned, they actually did it.   

       If they got the idea from me I think the right thing to do would be to give credit where credit is due. Maybe they thought of it on their own, but if not, hey guys. Do the right thing and put my name on it.   

       Post how to get in touch with you and I'll send you my real name.   

       Or just say "Concept by Doctorremulac3". That would work for me too.
doctorremulac3, Jul 15 2014
  

       Now they're charging $15 a ticket. (see link)
doctorremulac3, Jul 04 2016
  
      
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